The Magpies pushing to sign Sevilla centre-half Diego Carlos
The Sevilla centre-half has been identified as one of the club’s potential targets as Eddie Howe looks to add more reinforcements in the defensive unit.
The latest reports in England suggest that Newcastle United are pushing to sign Sevilla centre-half Diego Carlos.
The 28-year-old has been with Sevilla since 2019, having signed for the club from Nantes for 15 million euros. His current deal expires in 2024.
The centre-half has featured in 25 matches for Sevilla this term, netting two goals in all competitions.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Newcastle.
Eddie Howe needs to tighten up his defense and a centre-half would be a welcome addition.
The Brazil international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of defensive player Howe wants to target in the winter transfer window.
The Magpies are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
The former Nantes man is often quick to scan the danger and is not shy of getting stuck in with some well-timed tackles to help secure possession back for his side. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
According to the report, “Newcastle United are moving along their list of centre-half targets in January. The Magpies were informed by Lille that Sven Botman is not for sale, per The Telegraph. They have ended that pursuit, but are not giving up on signing a top class defender this month. The source claims that Sevilla centre-back Diego Carlos is now their main target. The 28-year-old is one of the best defenders in La Liga, and has previously been linked to Liverpool and Manchester City.”
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Newcastle will have to present a really enticing offer to bring Sevilla to the negotiating table. The Magpies have the resources to tempt them but it will be interesting to see if they are willing to overpay for the player.
Sevilla would be wise to keep the Brazil international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.
Good signing for Newcastle United?
Nevertheless, Diego Carlos stands as an excellent option for Newcastle.
The Magpies must improve their defensive options and the signing of Diego Carlos would be a step in the right direction. He has all the skillset required to be a success story at Newcastle. Therefore, it makes sense for Eddie Howe to step up his attempts to bring the Brazil centre-half to Premier League side.
It will be interesting to see if Newcastle can convince the Spanish outfit to sell Diego Carlos in the coming days.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.